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Sterling connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empowers them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet. Since its founding in 1971, Earthwatch has been taking action to address global change through a time-tested model of citizen science and community engagement. By pairing citizen science volunteers from all sectors of society with researchers around the world, Earthwatch teams have helped to safeguard critical habitats, conserve biodiversity, and promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
Our Recycle Program provides educational tools to help you better understand what can and can’t be recycled, so you can be confident you’re doing it properly.
The adaptation strategies below offer selected strategies and actions that have been identified within EPA resources as having the potential to be used for climate adaptation.
Identify and protect ecologically significant ("critical") areas such as nursery grounds, spawning grounds, and areas of high species diversity, prohibit hard shore protection.
Sustaining and expanding efforts to retrofit existing buildings by supporting energy efficiency improvements.
Using the natural cycles of plant and animal life instead of chemicals and mechanical systems to process wastewater holds a great deal of attraction.
Implementing one of the largest logging-ban program in the world, which aims to protect watersheds and conserve natural forests.
Several cities, such as San Francisco and Kamikatsu, Japan, are paving the way for a cleaner future by zeroing in on a zero-waste lifestyle. According to the EPA, food makes up about one-fifth of America’s solid waste. Due to their methane emissions and the lack of viable land to make more, landfills are becoming a big problem.
Crude oil prices and production rates dropping and green/renewable energy gaining popularity illustrate the good news that more Americans have acknowledged our global warming reality and are taking steps to counter it. This shows that big changes happen when we all work together!
Sterling Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental and all occupational health and safety programs throughout Penn State's multi-campus system. Sterling EHS has three areas of responsibility:
Get the latest BBC Science and Environment News: world news on global warming, climate change, wildlife, pollution, carbon business and climate politics. As the summer comes to an end, we wanted to look back at the positive environmental stories of the past few months. Finding good news ...